How Can Window Reflections Melt Artificial Grass?
If you have ever seen patches of artificial turf grass that look withered or melted, you might wonder how that happened. Isn’t fake grass designed to live outside and withstand the elements, after all? What use is a synthetic lawn that can’t even resist sunshine without melting? The fact is that any decent artificial turf for sale these days can indeed resist sunshine without melting, but it can’t always stand up to sunlight reflected off of energy efficient windows.
Energy Efficient Windows Can Lead to Melted Grass
Low-e (or low emissivity) windows are designed to reject maximum solar energy, keeping the interior of a home or business cooler, better insulated, and more cost effective and eco-friendly. But because the surface of these windows is highly reflective, they bounce back much more sunlight than standard windows. When this light falls onto a patch of fake grass, it can cause that synthetic turf to melt. And once artificial grass has melted, it cannot be fixed, it must be removed and replaced.
How to Stop Energy Efficient Windows Melting Turf Grass?
One obvious way to stop windows melting grass is to cover the windows. You could use shutters or awnings to block sunshine, but doing so changes the look of your property from the outside and the view and light on the inside. A better way to protect synthetic turf from melting is to apply Turf Guard Window Film onto those low-e windows. This window film is an immediate and permanent solution to window glare melting fake grass.
How Does Turf Guard Window Film Work?
Turf Guard Window Film is covered in tens of thousands of tiny perforations. What looks like a smooth, even surface to the human eye is quite different on the photon level: when sunshine hits the film, it is scattered in countless directions rather than all being bounced in a single concentrated beam that can grow hot enough to melt fake grass. Once Turf Guard Window Film is applied to your windows, you can rest assured that even on the hottest, sunniest days, window glare is not going to ruin that handsome artificial yard you installed.